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Eastern Pondhawk - Erythemis simplicicollis - male

Eastern Pondhawk - Erythemis simplicicollis - Male
Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve, Lake County, Illinois, USA
June 22, 2007

No, sorry, it's a male
Females don't have claspers. They have an ovipositor.

Female Eastern Pondhawk
This is a female eastern pondhawk. The immature males do not have striping, and emerge with their blue color, and lose their greenish tint as they mature. Take a look at my photo here .

this looks like an immature male without any blue color yet!

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